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Berkshire County, MA: Things to Do

Berkshire County is located on the western edge of Massachusetts, and borders New York, Vermont and Connecticut. The beauty of the county is highlighted by the Hoosac Range of the Berkshire Hills, which runs north and south in the eastern part of the county, and the Taconic Mountains, which are to the west.

Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, cultural opportunities, or a palpable sense of history, the Berkshires have what you are looking for.  In 2009 National Geographic ranked the Berkshires as one of the worlds’ best destinations.

The Berkshires are also famous for its cultural scene including Tanglewood, Barrington Stage Company, the Clark Art Institute, Mass MoCA, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob’s Pillow and many many others. The food scene is second to none, which includes world-class restaurants, farmers markets and food and spirits artisans.

Restaurants
Allium Restaurant and Bar
Baba Louie’s
Cafe Adam
Castle Street Cafe
John Andrews
Old Inn on the Green
The Old Mill

Shopping
Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
Kenver Ltd.
The Gifted Child
Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center

Entertainment
Barrington Stage Company
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Tanglewood
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
The Triplex Cinema

The Visual Arts
Clark Art Institute
Norman Rockwell Museum

Historical Places
Chesterwood
Hancock Shaker Village

Get Spoiled
Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

Parks and Recreation
Egremont Country Club
Mt. Greylock State Reservation

Where to Stay
The Red Lion Inn

Map of Berkshire County

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